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Video allegedly shows nurses having sex in front of stroke victim

SAN DIEGO – Two local nurses were allegedly recorded on surveillance video performing sexual acts in front of a 98-year-old stroke patient under their care.

The victim was in her home and under the care of two male nurses, identified as Russel Toralba and Alfredo Ruiz, when the alleged sexual activity was performed.

The men were hired by the woman’s family  at the rate of $35,000 per month to provide in-home health care.

“She’s a stroke victim and in essence, she’s trapped in her body without the ability to speak, call out for help and tell others what is going on,” said attorney William Berman.

Toralba and Ruiz are accused of masturbating and groping each other while the patient was awake lying on the bed next to them.

The victim’s family members say they found five separate occasions on video demonstrating lewd and inappropriate behavior.

In one clip, it appears one of the men is leaning in to kiss the patient.  He is holding his pants up by the draw string with one hand and is using the other to touch the patient’s face.

On another day, a video clip shows one of the nurses crouching on his knees between the legs of the other.

AMS Home Care Services Inc. in Kearny Mesa is the company who hired the nurses.  They are not licensed by the State Department of Health.  The company’s publicist issued this statement:

AMS Home Care Solutions, Inc. (“AMS”) is deeply shocked and saddened by the disgusting behavior revealed on a private home video released to the news media of two nurses responsible for caring for a severely infirmed woman. AMS, a home care referral agency, has always operated with the highest ethical, moral, and legal standards and continues to do so. The well-being of our clients and the trust of their families is our top priority.

AMS is a bonded, insured home care employment agency that provides placement of care givers at home.  Ralph Montano, spokesperson for the California Department of Public Health, has stated in news reports that companies acting solely as “referral agencies” are not required by the State of California to obtain a specialized license in order to refer licensed practitioners to clients’ homes. 

Before referring any employee to a client, we conduct exhaustive and thorough background checks. These checks include, but are not limited to, using state-of-the-art Live Scan technology which uses digitally scanned fingerprints and related information that is checked by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Because of the possibly criminal nature of the acts by Mr. Torralba and Mr. Ruiz, AMS is acting with an abundance of caution to avoid stating anything publically that could hinder or weaken law enforcement’s and regulatory agencies’ investigation in pursuit of justice. Should there be a determination of criminal wrongdoing, AMS is eager to provide all needed support to ensure all criminal acts are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Our priority is the safety and welfare of our clients and the trust of the families to know that their loved ones are being taken care of as if they are our family members. We take this responsibility very seriously.

Under the terms of the current license suspension, both men are not able to work in private care but are able to work in a hospital.

A court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 14.  The California Attorney General is expected to ask for a full suspension of their licenses at that time.


14 Comments to “Video allegedly shows nurses having sex in front of stroke victim”

    lmbowler said:
    November 13, 2012 at 2:14 AM

    Reblogged this on Bowler's Desk and commented:
    SAN DIEGO – Two local nurses were allegedly captured on surveillance video performing sexual acts involving their 98-year-old stroke patient who can’t move or speak.

    jill rehmeyer said:
    November 13, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    Are you kidding me……. I have a special needs son who cant speak for himself and this is exactly why I dont get an outside caregiver.. And I have a nursing license. That just pisses me off thats sick and they need to be in prison. That poor woman.

    G Brown said:
    November 13, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    This is what we get In Marxa fornia….The home of progressives,gays,welfare cheats,illegals and Obamaites

      JULIO said:
      November 13, 2012 at 3:28 PM

      I think they're talking about that poor lady, not what is in your sick mind, if you have any.

      JR said:
      November 13, 2012 at 3:34 PM

      Wow you managed to blame this on everybody but the sick bastards that did this. Way to go.

      Steven said:
      November 13, 2012 at 5:40 PM

      Yeah throw in the race card!!you dam hick….

    Sickened1 said:
    November 13, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    That Russel is a Charge Nurse at Scripps Green hospital on 3w he took care of my husband

    george said:
    November 14, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Just goes to prove the fact that homosexuals because of the perverted lifestyle they choose to engage in have no morals , so why, I ask you are people surprised that something as vile as this can and does happen.

      K Suttle said:
      November 14, 2012 at 10:55 PM

      Wow. You are absolutely ridiculous. Two wrong-doing people in no way depict an entire community.

      B Lincoln said:
      November 14, 2012 at 11:48 PM

      hey I just saw a straight couple having sex in public. look how sick heterosexuals are because of the perverted lifestyle they choose to engage in have no morals… you are f*cking ridiculous if you think these two idiots in the story are reflective of all homosexuals.

    cyn said:
    November 14, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    These two men need to be put under the jail house that's ok they will get theirs !!

    avyril said:
    November 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    shammmmmme shammmmmeeeeeeeee they have given to thier families and stain to their choosen career….. what a shameeeeee kakahiya kyo mga bakla… ( gay ) you are abomination into this world we live in…. bakla nag kakalat ng kahihiyan….. mga putang ina nyo…….

    Karen said:
    November 15, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    pu t them in prsion is to good for them!!!!! they need to be hung up by there skanking balls and left like that to die!!!!! even that is to good LOSERS

    Pasqua said:
    April 7, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Thanks for any other great article.

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